The island of Sardinia is famed for its gorgeous white beaches, tempting clear waters, glitzy resorts, and for luring the glitterati of the celebrity world.
If you want to join the A-listers, you will find a rugged and charming island, where steep green mountains tumble away to immaculate coastline, passing small, traditional villages and sophisticated, swanky resorts where million-pound yachts bob patiently in the water. There are Roman, Catalan and Genoan influences to ponder, and a food and drink scene that is certain to tantalise even the most demanding of diner.
Sardinia holidays begin the minute you step off the plane and into the heat at one of the three main airports: Alghero Airport (AHO) in the north west; Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB), in the north east; and Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) on the island's southern coast.
In the south are the resorts of Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia, while the Roman town of Nora and the island's capital, Cagliari, also draw holidaymakers.
In the north is the famed stretch of coastline known as the Costa Smeralda. Translated into English this is the Emerald Coast, and boy, does this coastline sparkle. If you can imagine a palm tree instead of a pine, you might just fool yourself into thinking you're in the Caribbean thanks to 55 kilometres of alluring blue seas and dazzling white sands.
The resorts of Baia Sardinia, Porto Cervo, Oliena and Cala Capra can be found in the north and offer a mix of beaches, walks and excellent food, while the popular northern coastal town of Alghero claims a Catalan past. The influence is still keenly felt today.
The Coral Riviera battles with the Costa Smeralda in the beauty stakes and claims 75 kilometres of incredible coastline, where rocks and cliffs and punctuate large swathes of beach.
Also in the north is the small and lively town of Isolo Rossa and pretty Porto Rafael. Sardinia is also famous for the outstanding elite resort of Forte Village, where private resort villas climb the mountainside and Gordon Ramsay cooks up a stir in the kitchen. There are eight chic hotels to choose from and each offers an exclusive experience.
Families and couples will adore Sardinia and the choice of holidays that the island offers. Check prices with TravelSupermarket now to discover when your island adventure can begin.